Posted by: Vix the OEN
Topic: New Year's Eve
It's not easy being single on New Year's Eve. Back when I was in college and single it was great because I used the New Year's Eve kiss as an excuse to smooch on the nearest hot guy and size him up for hook-up potential (xoxo to Ryan the marine! wait, was that his name? Mark? Joshua? damnit).
Now it's not so easy. Most of my friends are married, engaged, or coupled up. At the party I attended last New Year's there was no obvious male candidate for the obligatory midnight kiss, so I waited for my friend to finish the passionate embrace with her husband and then she turned to give me a peck on the lips. As much as I love her, IT'S NOT THE SAME. It's not New Year's Eve without a woody.
The New Year's Eve kiss is no big deal when you're part of a couple. It's the same with Valentine's Day--nothing special when you have a partner, but a huge f***ing deal when you don't have someone.
I've had more New Years with boyfriends than without, and I remember none of those midnight kisses. The ones when I was alone? I remember every single one of those, whether I received a mercy kiss from a friend or a teasing tongue from a promising stranger.